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Moscow hosts conference on cartography

Russia: The 24th International Conference on the History of Cartography concluded in Moscow, Russia. This is the first time that Russia has played host to this kind of conference, which was attended by 200 scientists from 37 countries.
Russia has been known for the art of printed cartography for more than 300 years now. Cartographers are specifically interested in the atlas of Russian Imperial fortresses that was expressly made for Emperor Alexander the First in the 1830s.
A map of the town of Pavlovsk was made for Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. At present, electronic navigators have almost completely ousted paper maps, but participants in the conference claim that interest in studying maps has been steadily on the increase around the world.     
Source: Voice of Russia